Horseback Riding Confidence Clinic

Do you long to learn how to ride?

or have you ridden as a child and have lost confidence around horses?

If this sounds like you, we have a two day introduction to trail riding trail.

Here you can ask any question you like, practice on horses that are strong, quiet and have been out there doing it for 13 years now. At Adventure Horse Trekking NZ we want to see you get up in that saddle with confidence.

This clinic is based at our home stables and accommodation is an 8 bunk (unisex) shearers quarters.

We will be riding out from the stables on the first afternoon for a short trail.

Those who complete this weekends training get a 10% discount on any future trails booked.

So come on, what are you waiting for, lets saddle up together and conquer those fears, the wilderness is waiting.

Cost Per Rider NZ 750.00

Trail Details

  • 2 days and 1 night
  • Novices and those who wish to regain confidence around horses, good levels of fitness required
  • You will need to drive yourself to our stables

Upcoming Dates

  • 14 – 15 October 2023 – 8 riders

 “Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.”

Dale Carnegie


Fun Facts

Seventy percent of customers who complete the introduction to trail riding clinic return to ride one of our boutique horseback adventures.

The majority of riders who do not return are horse owners who wanted to gain more confidence around their own horses.

Here at Adventure Horse Trekking NZ we love to see riders and non riders gaining confidence around horses.

Saddle up, times a wasting!

Had a wonderful 5 days trekking Lake Hawea, Hunter Valley with Adventure Trekking. Angie and John are great hosts and work very hard to ensure we all have a great experience. The food, the scenery, horses and accommodation are all super, thank you.
Lynette Bibby
Lynette Bibby
I loved every minute of the four days I spent with John & Ange, an awesome group of like-minded riders, and their beautiful heard of horses, (and Tui the dog of course!). On the Birchwood Station trek we explored beautiful countryside and ate delicious meals, all prepared by Ange. I was very sad to leave but I am already planning my next trek - I'm hooked!
Heather Rogers
Heather Rogers
What an incredible adventure completing the Musterers Pack Trail from St Bathans to the Ahuriri Valley. We waded through rivers, crossed shingle slides, scaled mountains, stayed in back country huts and experienced a range of weather, all of which added to the journey. John our guide was amazing, a great host and an exceptional horseman. The horses were all stunning, obviously so well loved and cared for. Angie prepared delicious food for us to cook up in the huts and made us wonderful meals before and after our trek. I could not recommend this company enough if you want to experience an authentic horse trek in Central Otago.
B & W Jaggard
B & W Jaggard
Feel so privileged to be able to experience the NZ backcountry on horse-back. The horses are purpose bred, know their job and give you confidence to enjoy the scenery and this incredible experience. Wonderful hosts, stories and evening laughs. Loved it!!
R Bonetti
R Bonetti
This trek exceeded all of our expectations. John and Angie are fantastic and their helpers, Natalie and Suzie where awesome. Our horses, Tussock and Chanook where so good and matched well to our riding capabilities. This is an immersive experience and we loved how we could be involved with as much as we wanted to, such as catching horses, helping with saddles, as well as helping in the huts. The scenery and experience was exceptional and I would recommend Adventure Horse Trekking to anyone who wants an authentic South Island horse trekking experience. Thank you for such good memories. Craig and Chris McCulloch
Craig McCulloch
Craig McCulloch
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Naeif Khan
Naeif Khan
A real adventure for sure! One of the best ways to see NZ off the beaten track. Beautiful scenery, wonderful well trained horses, excellent hosts, great food, spending time with like minded people. Highly recommended and an adventure you will never forget
Christine Grieve
Christine Grieve
Expect the unexpected! Exceptional value for money. Our family group was part of a larger group riding the Birchwood 3 day boutique trail. Everyone had their individual needs meet with care and precision. Think varied days on horse back, well cared for and loved horses, great food, great beds with lovely clean linen, entertainment in the evenings and friendly smiles all the while. What more could you ask for!!
Michelle Bleeker
Michelle Bleeker
Sensational trek at Birchwood Station. Horses, scenery and organisation were superb. Adventure Horse Trekking deserve the highest praise for matching a beautiful team of horses with their respective riders. Highly recommend this adventure.
Anne Grady
Anne Grady

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